Tuesday, December 15, 2015
WBAI's accounting: A tale of two (or more) totals
Indigopirate, by now a seasoned fly on the wall, buzzed last night's phone meeting of the PNB Finance Committee. It included yet another attempt to unravel the pile of conflicting figures created by WBAI GM figurehead Berthold Reimers and an elf or two. This time, he tuned in and made his entrance on tippy toe whilst juggling into a blur every number you ever heard of.
Understanding those numbers was another matter, as Finance Committe Chair Brian Edwards-Tiegert put it, "WBAI presents some profound structural concerns that may be beyond the reach of budgeting." —CA
The Long Unwinding Road, or:
Nothing New Under the WBAI/Pacifica Sun
(Except the Pressing Need for A Long Vacation)
WBAI, like the rest of Pacifica, has been unable to construct a credible budget for Fiscal Year 2016, nor will it (or the rest of Pacifica) be able to construct a credible FY 2016 budget before – at the very earliest – 19 January 2016.
Its situation is still untenable in the extreme.
As is that of Pacifica as a whole.
The Pacifica National Board’s National Finance Committee has concluded therefore, that, given their hard work and accomplishments to date, they deserve and require A Long Vacation from their labors – all pending matters will be suspended as that vital need is first satisfied.
A matter of priorities….
~ ‘indigopirate’Hear here, as it were.